GOOD

San Francisco Set to Ban Unsolicited Phone Books

According to a new law that's likely to pass this week, the Yellow Pages would have to confirm you want a book before giving you one.

When's the last time you looked up a number in the phone book? For us, it was probably around 1999. But the Yellow Pages keep coming. Every year there's another stack of trash delivered to your doorstep.

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

Verizon Asks Permission to Stop Delivering Phone Books

Two more states and the District are close to abandoning the unnecessary, wasteful paper phone book.


Good news: Two more states are close to abandoning the unrequested phone book.

Verizon, the largest provider of landline phones in the Washington region, is asking state regulators for permission to stop delivering the residential white pages in Virginia and Maryland.

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

Seattle Cracks Down on Pointless Phonebooks

Do you have phonebooks piling up on your doorstep? Phonebooks made of paper and wrapped in plastic that you will never use because it's the year...


Do you have phonebooks piling up on your doorstep? Phonebooks made of paper and wrapped in plastic that you will never use because it's the year 2010? Many of us do and it's infuriating. Seattle is trying to stop the madness:

The Seattle City council voted Monday on a yellow pages "opt-out" ordinance that would get rid of those phone books. Seattle becomes the first city in the country to set up an opt-out registry if you don't want to receive yellow pages.

Keep Reading Show less
Articles